Wednesday 15 March 2017
The 2017 Badminton World Championships spoke to Lin Dan and current MS World Champ Chen Long, at the YONEX All England Open Championships.
Lin Dan comes off the court, after winning a place in the Quarter Finals. He will go on to play Viktor Axelsen and win, and then lose to Shi Yuqi in the Semis.
Are you excited for the 2017 World Championships?
I haven’t been to Scotland for a long time, I believe the 2017 World Championships will be a success.
You last played in Scotland for Sudirman Cup in 2007, what are your memories of Glasgow and Scotland?
I have only been to Glasgow once but in my memory Scotland is a beautiful country. Obviously after many years of not visiting, if I can go then I hope I will do well.
Who are your main rivals this year?
[laughs] All of them are my main rivals!
Chen Long has just lost to Thailand’s Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk, and will not progress to the Quarter Finals. However, he is still smiling and stops to chat for a minute.
Are you excited for the 2017 World Championships in Glasgow?
There’s five months until the Glasgow Championships, I will do my very best to be in good spirits for the upcoming matches in August. I have never been to Scotland before.
Will you be going for a hat-trick of MS World Champion titles?
Everyone would like to continually win and do their best. I will go all out!
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